Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration and punishment for 136 years. Whilst some inmates were granted special permission to paint as part of their rehabilitation, for most of this time convicts and prisoners were prevented from painting or drawing on the walls.
....then six months before the Prison closed in 1991, discipline was relaxed and prisoners were given wide ranging permission to draw on the walls of their cells and exercise yards.
Join one of Fremantle Prison’s experienced guides for this exclusive Art Tour, designed to showcase the variety of artworks left behind. Including Aboriginal Landscapes, Aboriginal Dot Paintings, European Landscapes, Graffiti and Tattoo Art – as well as convict era art hidden beneath plaster for many decades.
Due to the significance of the artwork and the limited space inside the cells Fremantle Prison can only accommodate the first 12 people to book their tickets.
Every first Sunday of the month (or by special arrangement - subject to availability with minimum of 10 people)
||1 hour and 15 minutes|
||Essential. Tickets must be pre-booked and pre-paid|
To book tickets, please call 08 9336 9200 (we are not able to accept online or email bookings)
Please have your Visa or MasterCard ready as full payment is required at the time of booking
Once booked tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable
||$25.00 per adult , $21.00 per concession, $15.00 per child (valid concession must be shown)|
Please note some artwork on this tour contains graphic images and text which could be offensive to some people. This tour is not recommended for people who are offended easily or for younger children.
Art Tour tickets must be pre-booked and pre-paid
All tickets are non-refundable or non-transferable
No discount vouchers, Gift Vouchers or All Tour Passes can be used for this tour
Bookings must be made directly with Fremantle Prison
Due to the majority of the artwork being located upstairs this tour is not suitable for prams or wheelchairs
- Fremantle Prison retains the right to deny access and / or remove visitors who are being a public nuisance, acting recklessly or failing to observe directions from Fremantle Prison staff or signage